OKYEREMA Talks About MUSIGA, CHARTER HOUSE, VGMA and More…
I am afraid i can’t say much about this VGMA thing… Lol A lot running through my mind. The stage-art/design was quite impressive last night. The stage was spacious enough to carry the performers. Lights, backdrops/graphics and all that were somehow better than the previous years.
Ghana have money. The Muzik industry is also growing… People don’t care nowadays to spend 200ghc just for a show like this. Also, MUSIGA was very potent this time around. They did a whole lot of excellent works. I have been monitoring their steps towards this year’s award for the past 6-months. I think my little advise/letter to the MUSIGA after last year’s VGMA was taken. Last month, i received this short message from Bice Osei Kuffour saying…
“I am making action on your letter on the awards. I hope you have heard about it in the media. Our Musicians Truly Deserve more”
Truly, I could see some changes here and there in the last night VGM Awards. The Musicians Union of Ghana did well and i am expecting more from them. The car giving to the Artiste of the Year from the MUSIGA board wasn’t a bad idea at all. I don’t understand why some entertainment activists are condemning the MUSIGA for giving car to the overall winner. I think when someone deserves a praise, we should go away with all the hypocrisy and appreciate them.
I support MUSIGA on this course but i think an INSURANCE would be far better for our artistes than the car. Which Artiste in GH don’t have a car? Most of the musicians have a car. Some even have more than 2 cars. The board should take INSURANCE into consideration. At least the INSURANCE can support/cover them when they are old or no more in the game. “Awie ne asem no”. I’ve been seeing many artiste driving good cars yesteryear’s popping here n there and later dying broke! Lol So to me, MUSIGA should rather add or replace INSURANCE to that of a car.
A week before the VGMA, some artistes were also given awards including the Best Producer/Sound Engineer, Indigenous Artiste etc. I was expecting the Cheater House to at least mention all those names at yesterdays VGMA. Their works should be known. There shouldn’t be anything like (backdoor) awards. If they were given that awards earlier to save time for the d-day, they should @ least show it on the screen for everyone to see.
About the selection of the nominees, and the award winners, i think nothing have changed so far. The same ol’ shiizz. The Cheater’s House is not a Muzik body.. I will keep saying, they know nothing about Muzik! They are just good at organizing it, frauding the sponsors and using the most popular and fragrant flowers (Musicians) to attract many bees (Fans) into their bee-hive (Conference Centre) to produce honey (Money).
By OKYEREMA (Ashanti Monkfunk)